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A Practical Guide to Japanese Gardening Other / Books

A Practical Guide to Japanese Gardening

An inspirational and practical guide to creating the Japanese garden style, from design options and materials... materials, decorative features, project | Creating a Japanese garden is not just a practical exercise, but also a spiritual one. An authentic Japanese garden is full of ancient symbolism and …

Serene Gardens Other / Books

Serene Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden

Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden | With their superbly shaped trees and shrubs, subtly colored foliage, and emphasis on nature in its pure state, Japanese Zen gardens are spaces of beauty and tranquility. Serene Gardens is an exquisitely illustrated introduction to the style …

Gardens of the Spirit 2008 Calendar Other / Books

Gardens of the Spirit 2008 Calendar

Strongly influenced by Shinto and Buddhism, the Japanese style of landscaping is particularly conducive to restoring an inner calm. Requiring an artful blend of imagination, skill and patience, the Japanese garden is an extension of the self. By adapting the harmonies of natural design to our own landscape, …

Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Garnet' - Japanese maple Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Garnet' - Japanese maple

“Dissectum Garnet” is one of the top selling Japanese maples ever. It has been popular around the world for many decades. Its filigree leaves are deeply cut = dissected, hence its name. They look like giant snowflakes cut in pieces and densely cover even young plants. The colour show begins with …

The Bamboo, Grass & Palm Specialist Other / Books

The Bamboo, Grass & Palm Specialist

The Essential Guide to Selecting, Growing and Propagating Bamboos, Grasses and Palms (Specialist Series) | Bamboos, grasses, and palms: these versatile, easy-to-maintain plants include a huge range of textures, forms, sizes, colors, and flowering times. With literally hundreds to choose from, there is …

Classic Bonsai of Japan Other / Books

Classic Bonsai of Japan

Enter the fascinating world of bonsai, the centuries-old gardening art form of cultivating trees as potted plants. Refined to a high art in Japan, bonsai offers not only the familiar gardening delights but also, at its highest levels, a philosophical and aesthetic communion with nature. …

Magnolia 'Goldstar' - Goldstar magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Goldstar' - Goldstar magnolia

Another rare magnolia is this cross between magnolia acuminata var. subcordata “Miss Honeybee” and magnolia stellata. It gained flower shape fro stellata and colour from acuminate. Goldstar has medium sized flowers with 14 narrow petals, very similar to star-shaped magnolias. The colour is a delicate …

Magnolia 'Elizabeth' - Elizabeth magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Elizabeth' - Elizabeth magnolia

The name of this magnolia hybrid has nothing to do with the British queen. Obviously, it does not come from the UK but the USA. And story tells the following. Quite a few decades ago – in 1957 – Evamaria Sperber planted a newly hybridized seed in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. …